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Discover Greymouth's History here

Visited Friday 11th May. A group of old buildings situated close to the wharf area worth seeking... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Michael-4551
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Caloundra, Australia
Great museum

Lovely museum full of local ethos and history with everything that is 'Greymouth'. good display of... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
NewZealandCarver
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1 Aug 2018
“Discover Greymouth's History here”
7 Jul 2018
“Great museum”
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Gresson Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Visited Friday 11th May. A group of old buildings situated close to the wharf area worth seeking out to discover some of Greymouth's early history.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Lovely museum full of local ethos and history with everything that is 'Greymouth'. good display of artifacts and photographs. Well worth a visit.

Thank NewZealandCarver
Reviewed 10 May 2018

A mixture of artifacts, photo displays and videos make this historical museum well worth the visit. Great footage of boats trying to clear the bar under challenging conditions. Gives an insight into the resilience and character of the West Coasters

1  Thank ggalla711489
Reviewed 19 February 2018

A small museum with things from the good old days, of which there were a few, however the hours of this place seem to fluctuate.

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Something to do with earthquake safety of the building and it doesn’t look like it will open any time soo . The council’s website mentions the closure but there are still signs all over Greymouth telling you to go there.

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

At $6 a ticket, I thought this was well worth the entry. Nothing really blows you away but what a treasure trove of history. If you've got a natural interest in life and history, I think you will enjoy this museum. My favourite piece was...More

1  Thank Jared7707
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is a must see little museum showing all the interesting history of Greymouth and surrounding areas, especially the history of the coal mining, shipping, the Grey river including all the tragedies. Only One of these in the world.

1  Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This place is one of those little hidden gems . Think most people (tourist ) would not seek it out but for those who do they will be delighted . It is crammed packed with images and objects of the past from Greymouth and surrounds...More

Thank MartyDownunder
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

An amazing treasure trove of local history. Great photos and exhibits. If you are tracing info on old West coast towns, industries, maritime activity or people, this is a must visit. Stacks of early accessible files have been compiled to help research or just browsing.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I wanted to visit this place for a while and was pleased I did, So much information is available , I didn't get around it all, very interesting.

Thank Kiwisaupo
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Hi Barbara, I'm sorry this reply is too late for your visit! Did you manage to visit the museum? It's about a 10-minute walk from the train station, and you can enjoy a walk along the floodwall or through the main street on... More
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